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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Utah Jazz to re-assign Kosta Koufos to the D-League

Utah Jazz plan on reassigning the second-year center Kosta Koufos to their D-League affiliate, the Utah Flash. The international Greek player is playing just 3.6 minutes per game this season for the Jazz. This would be the second time Koufos plays for Utah Flash. Last year, he averaged 16.7 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.6 blocks and 2.0 assists before begin recalled after 10 games.

SOURCE: Deseret News

Caja Laboral signs Taquan Dean for a 1 month contract to play Euroleague

Caja Laboral have signed guard Taquan Dean for a 1-month contract. Dean, who was released from Unicaja a week ago, will only play Euroleague with the Spanish team. Caja Laboral is also expected to sign a frontcourt player soon to replace injured center Stanko Barac.


John Wall will enter in the next NBA draft

Top NCAA prospect John Wall will enter in the next NBA draft, as he has confirmed. Wall, currently playing for the University of Kentucky, is considered the most likely player to be drafted in the first place. Teams like Nets are expecting to have the young guard in his roster next year.

SOURCE: Kentucky Sports

Bosna Sarajevo fires Donald Copeland

American guard Donald Copeland was fired by Bosna Sarajevo after not appearing in any team training since Friday. Copeland played last year in Polish team Turow Zgorzelec. Now, the goal of the new coach Dejan Parezanin will be to try to stop the disintegration of the team due to the bad atmosphere caused by the financial crisis of the historical Bosnian club.

SOURCE: Sportal

Lottomatica Roma to sign Tadija Dragicevic

After being released by Red Star after forgiving the 120.000 euros debt the club owed to him, Tadija Dragicevic has found a new team. Lottomatica Roma will sign on Wednesday the former Red Star captain until the end of the season. Panathinaikos, which finally signed Marcus Haislip, was also interested in Dragicevic. Italian club will try to compete for the Lega after not qualifying for the Euroleague Top 16

SOURCE: Sportal

Shawn Taggart to remain in Israel, won't go to Cáceres 2016

Through the transfer of Shawn Taggart was officially announced by Spanish team Cáceres 2016, finally the American center will stay in Ironi Nahariya until the end of the season, acording to Israel media. Taggart was convinced by his current team not to accept the Cáceres offer.


Portland Trail Blazers recall again Patrick Mills from the D-League

Australian guard Patrick Mills is back to the Blazers rotation after being suddenly recalled from the Oregon franchise before taking a flight to New Mexico with his D-League team, Idaho Stampede. Mills have averaged in 5 games player in the D-League 25.6 points and 5.4 boards in 35.2 minutes so far. This is the second recall the player gets from Blazers

SOURCE: Oregon Live

Veteran center Nikola Prkacin, another option for Maccabi Tel Aviv

Maccabi hasn't decided yet what player is gonna be the substitute of Maciej Lampe to face the Euroleague Top 16. Names like Dimitris Mavroeidis (Maroussi BC), Vladimir Golubovic (Union Olimpija) and Miroslav Raduljica (FMP Zeleznik) are between the candidates. The new player to be considered is veteran 34-years-old Nikola Prkacin, currently in KK Zagreb.